On Thursday, April 16, 2020 several of our workers, including the District Staff, attended the EguippingU webinar entitled, Leading the Church in the Post-COVID Era.
This webinar was the best discussion I have seen so far about planning for the changes that will inevitably come to the church after the crisis has passed. When will that happen? The answer to that question is far from certain, but it is certain that this COVID-19 crisis will come to an end at some point.
We need to begin thinking about ways that church ministry might permanently be changed and what it will look like to lead the church well once the crisis is behind us.
With that future in view, I want to invite you to the recorded EquippingU webinar presentation with special guest Daniel Yang, who has deep Alliance roots and is currently the executive director of the Send Institute Network, focusing on church multiplication. Daniel has his ears on the ground for important trends in church leadership and will share helpful insights that you will find helpful!
The presentation lasts about twenty minutes with a recorded question and answer time following. Daniel's presentation is the “meat” of the webinar in which he discusses Four Phases of Leading:
Phase 1: Pause and Innovate
Phase 2: Prepare and Plan
Phase 3: Engage and Execute
Phase 4: Recover and Reemerge
The following screenshot gives you an idea of the phases he discusses:
Additional Website Resource
A centralized hub of trusted resources dealing with the coronavirus and the church is the website coronavirusandthechurch.com. The purpose of this site is to assist all churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to the effects of the coronavirus in their congregations and communities.
May God bless you as you do the work of the ministry in these difficult times.